Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It is a good thing to have Scripture hanging around your house. This colorful "jotter" reminds me of a beautified index card flip over. Have you ever seen those? This one is from Dayspring, and I bought it months and months ago, discovering it only a few days ago, sitting all lonesome-like in one of my back desk drawers. Now it sits on top of my desk, and my first entry in it is from 2 Kings 18:5-8, from the Message version.

In Bible study a few years back, we studied 1 & 2 Kings, so I know I read these verses, but you know how the Word is - fresh and alive and active! Ancient, but new all the time!

So this time, I loved that King Hezekiah put his whole trust in the Lord. And it wasn't easy, as if he was outside in his well-manicured garden, sipping mint juleps while servants massaged his feet. No! The Assyrian king was riding him hard, taunting him and carting his people off. Just like when we are surrounded by trials! This is where faith is tested, and Hezzy's whole heart went into trusting the God of Israel, who keeps Israel (and us) and never sleeps nor slumbers.

Also, that verse (in the second picture above) says, "He held fast to God - never loosened his grip." It's not always easy to hang on for the duration. Sometimes, I've been known to allow doubts to loosen my grip; but not that king! Oh, and the verse ends with "And God, for His part, held fast to him through all his adventures." Jehovah did not leave King Hezekiah alone for a minute!

I wrote this as my first verse in my cute jotter so that it could stare me in the face...and hit my heart, again and again, as a reminder to grip with all my might onto Jesus!

Oh, and the cool thing about this jotter is that it's your own personal verse journal, each one telling a story of God's faithfulness when you were weak, weary, joyful, trusting... You flip through in future years and be reminded how God got you through this life! Fun!

Let me know what your first verse will be!


Lift Up Your Hearts said...

That is a really neat idea! I was just thinking last night . . . my boys bought four black picture frames from a yard sale, and it would be neat to print verses to put in there and hang on their walls!

Aimee said...

What a great idea! I'm definitely going to do this. Thanks!

SimplyCelina said...

I love this idea! I normally post scripture on my mirror, frig, or kitchen cabinets... But, I love this idea. It's so neat, clean, & cute. And, I love the idea of being able to look back on what scriptures the Lord gave me to read during all the ups & downs of life. Thanks Liz!

Natalie said...

I still have the christmas one you made for me! :) I keep it at work and pull it out every december! Such a great reminder!! :)
This one looks super cute!! :) You are so creative Auntie! :)